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  1. Whach

    Fractal Torrent

    AHA. I'll agree to agree to disagree with you. So we are now, agreed. On some things. =P and this would be correct when it applied to old cases from the 90's and early 2000's like my Antec Plus 1080 from 20 years ago. There is a reason why the Torrent was designed this way for silent high air...
  2. Whach

    Fractal Torrent

    I've used a t-probe to measure the PSU temps in the Torrent upper compartment compared to a bottom mounted PSU case (a 5000D airflow when I was initially deciding between the two), and temps in the PSU with no fan spin, were actually a good few degrees lower because the Torrent has so much...
  3. Whach

    Fractal Torrent

    If you have a good quality PSU, temps/fan noise wont really be a problem. As for cable management, if you use a lot of extensions, expect to put in a little more work, but don't worry too much about it. As for replacing fans, I would not as most of the case price has the fan cost baked in -...
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    1000 G6 or 1600 P+ for 4090?

    Given the way things are heading, I'd personally keep the 1600w unit for peace of mind. On the other hand, if you want, you could wait for ATX3.0 version units and bypass all of the confusion regarding the new 12VHPWR connectors....
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    What would an EVGA 4090 Look Like?

    I wish they’d made a few of them and made them look ridiculous to just mess with Nvidia and push all their buttons. Then of course ditch the market as they deem so. Glorious mike drop!
  6. Whach

    Nvidia RTX 3080 FE RMA experience

    To be fair, there isn’t anything functionally wrong with the replacement card other than its OC ability compared to my old unit - but that’s the lottery of things. Nvidia were sharp in getting the replacement to me without too much fuss. Having said that, I’ve read of others getting brand...
  7. Whach

    Nvidia RTX 3080 FE RMA experience

    Exactly why I had to do it. I think I was too late in the card’s market cycle for there to be any brand new replacement condition cards to be left since manufacturing stopped a while ago.
  8. Whach

    Nvidia RTX 3080 FE RMA experience

    I thought that too at the time….whilst I face the realities of using my GTX 680 as my backup card lol should have kept one of my 980ti’s from my sLI setup instead of putting them in the family pc’s at home!
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    Nvidia RTX 3080 FE RMA experience

    Long story short, sent in my launch 3080 FE in for warranty repair for a dead DP. Got a replacement card in a week. However, the card is definitely inferior to what I had. Compared the serial numbers, the replacement is a RF2, which is refurbished (as was clearly labeled on the package lol)...
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    Nvidia "unlaunches" the 4080 12GB

    I suspect cards would have sold at their price wherever they ended up. I would have expected it, given the prices people were still willing to over-pay in the last two years. This was nvidia testing the limits of what consumers would tolerate. The 4080 cards are over priced, and the 12GB...
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    Nvidia "unlaunches" the 4080 12GB

    Good. Should have been called a 4070 or perhaps a 4060 in the first place. Nevertheless, people still would have bought the thing anyway.
  12. Whach

    How long is a 12700k setup good for?

    It will last as long as it satisfies your use case. If it doesn’t feel slow, keep the cash. Go travel or something.
  13. Whach

    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    Upgrade when you feel sluggishness in what you do. If gaming, and at high resolutions 1440p and greater, you will be almost always GPU limited. Save the $ for future GPU upgrades, when they become worth it again.
  14. Whach

    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    lol power consumption nowadays. oh dear.
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    Yeah, I think I'll stick to my policy of skipping generations unless there is something major. I liked how in the price chart they conveniently left out the current prices of 3080/3070 lol They wouldn't even mention prices of older products in presentations past. Bring it on AMD, give me a...
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    Will Zen 4 be the real deal and a worthy upgrade from Zen 3

    Zen 5 is where the juicy upgrade will be from Zen 3. Zen 4 is a decent step though for a new socket jump. It’s more like a Zen3 v2 made for an AM5 intro.
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    Nvidia Shield TV Pro $169 @ Amazon - DEAL OVER

    Steal? No. Get refills, yes! Although soda will be the end of me…as will fast food.
  18. Whach

    Nvidia Shield TV Pro $169 @ Amazon - DEAL OVER

    Yeah. It’s kind of gone off the rails.
  19. Whach

    Nvidia Shield TV Pro $169 @ Amazon - DEAL OVER

    True. Google makes enough cash off of me, either from my information or direct subscriptions. However, they can chill out with the ever intrusive ad spamming for a bit. Truly.
  20. Whach

    Nvidia Shield TV Pro $169 @ Amazon - DEAL OVER

    Well, yes I could. But that’s not what I meant.
  21. Whach

    Nvidia Shield TV Pro $169 @ Amazon - DEAL OVER

    I’m sure there must be a way to eliminate ads from YouTube on the Shield. I remember doing it on my old Android phone back in the day. I know I haven’t seen an ad on my browser for years. Only on casting to another device.
  22. Whach

    Nvidia Shield TV Pro $169 @ Amazon - DEAL OVER

    Just got it installed. This device is sick. Quick, and customizable. Easily the fastest device since my PS5. Got a VPN and streaming live TV from home. Now, I know, honey moon period and all, but so far, I’m impressed. Should have gotten this sooner…. PS4 controller for size comparison...
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    Nvidia Shield TV Pro $169 @ Amazon - DEAL OVER

    Well I’ll find out tomorrow and see how it performs when I get mine. It can’t be worse than the other stuff I’ve used. The only platform for me that has worked ok-ish is the ps5, but it doesn’t do Dolby-vision. To be honest, some of the official apps are just poorly coded to begin with eg...
  24. Whach

    Nvidia Shield TV Pro $169 @ Amazon - DEAL OVER

    Usually $199. Currently $169 @Amazon for anyone who’s thought about picking one up. Going to get one for myself.
  25. Whach

    Need assistants w/ Fractal Torrent RGB variant ( How to daisy chain the RGB fans correctly and where to plug in )

    The RGB fans need to be connected to a RGB controller on your motherboard or a separate controller hub. I have the non-RGB version of the torrent and have all my lighting connected to the motherboard aRGB headers. The controller that comes installed with the torrent is just a PWM fan speed...
  26. Whach

    Zen3 prices rise

    I don't think AMD have said they're ending supply of Zen3. Although they'd like everyone to believe that so they can bump prices a little before Zen4 next month. I think Zen3 will drop a little more, but much more if supply becomes a constraint after the low-price rush.
  27. Whach

    No good Ryzen 5000 series overclocking guides.

    Start PBO. Determine which cores are the best. Either decide to tweak individual cores with curve optimzer, or just set and forget PBO for all of them. Its a long process for granular tweaking, no doubt. I've set PBO to a higher negative value on all the identified best cores so PBO can do...
  28. Whach

    LG 48" C1 OLED $799.99 Costco w/5 yr warranty - $796.99 Buydig w/4 year extended warranty

    I love this TV as my monitor. Dig the smart stuff too. However, I recommend sitting around 3ft away for the best experience. Any closer and it may feel too big. I'd also check the model number to try and get the newer OLED panels.
  29. Whach

    42" OLED MASTER THREAD

    First gen problems. Must expect them to occur….
  30. Whach

    42" OLED MASTER THREAD

    Cheers!
  31. Whach

    42" OLED MASTER THREAD

    I didn’t know. What’s the name of the program?
  32. Whach

    42" OLED MASTER THREAD

    Yeah. I have a feeling I’ll be buying an actual monitor in a couple of years. But the quality of OLED is too good to pass up for me right now. I e had my dell u3011 1600p monitor for 10yrs now lol
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    42" OLED MASTER THREAD

    I turned on all of the pixel shifting and logo safety features. I also have the screen to shut off after 20 mins of inactivity. In addition, I have windows set to start a black screen saver after 5 mins and sleep all screens after 10. Only thing to note is that I must power on the tv every time...
  34. Whach

    42" OLED MASTER THREAD

    May sound like silly question, but did you make sure the HDMI port you are using is the one marked 120hz? Worth a go
  35. Whach

    42" OLED MASTER THREAD

    This is exactly it. Encountered this when I setup my 48” C1 yesterday. Must go to the “PC” resolution settings below the TV ones. Also, what OLED brightness setting is everyone using? (Not the standard brightness menu)
  36. Whach

    AMD Ryzen 9 5900X = $379.99 @ Newegg after instant rebate

    ……. If you’re sticking with AM4, great deal at this price. If building new, go Alderlake 12600K/12700K on DDR4 (ddr5 too pricey atm) Bought my 5900x in august 2021 for $499 from Amazon, didn’t put the build together until dec. @ sub $400, fantastic deal for AM4’s last hurrah as a drop in...
  37. Whach

    PC upgrade incoming - sanity check before opening anything up...!

    I think it looks good. I'd beef up the cooler though. I went around the fan issue on my D15 by not placing the fans over the memory, just moved one of the fans to the other side of the cooler. No probs so far.
  38. Whach

    5900X $439.99 after promo @ Newegg

    I'm using the same cooler. Mine never goes above 80c (and that is rare....usually around 75c whilst gaming). Depends on your bios config, case airflow and apps. What are you running when it hits 92c? That's not right at all.
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